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NADF Standing Documents: A Brief Overview (RFC1417)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 4 page(s) / 5K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

The North American Directory Forum: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1417: DOI

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of the NADF's Standing Document series. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group The North American Directory Forum Request for Comments: 1417 February 1993 Obsoletes: 1295, 1255, 1218

NADF Standing Documents: A Brief Overview

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction

The North American Directory Forum (NADF) is a collection of service providers which plans to cooperatively offer a Public Directory Service in North America using the CCITT X.500 Recommendations. Although many groups are working on realizing X.500, the NADF is unique in that it must achieve a cooperative service offered by competing providers.

The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of the NADF’s Standing Document series. As of this writing, the standing documents are:

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RFC 1417 NADF Standing Documents February 1993

No Title ---- ------------------------------------------------ SD-0 NADF Standing Documents: A Brief Overview SD-1 Terms of Reference SD-2 Program Plan SD-3 Service Description SD-4 The Directory Schema SD-5 An X.500 Naming Scheme for National DIT Subtrees and Its Application for c=CA and c=US SD-6 Guidelines on Naming and Subtrees SD-7 Mapping the North American DIT onto Directory Management Domains SD-8 The Experimental Pilot Plan SD-9 Charter, Procedures and Operations of the Central Administration for NADF SD-10 Security & Privacy: Policy & Services SD-11 Directory Security: Mechanisms and Practicality SD-12 Registry of ADDMD Names

SD-1 defines the scope of the NADF, whilst SD-2 describes issue of interest to the NADF.

The remaining documents describe the agreements necessary to achieve a cooperative Public Directory Service offered by competing providers. In this context, it should be observed that the NADF relies on X.500(88) to the largest extent possible.

SD-3 contains agreements concerning the Directory "service", e.g., quality of service, whilst SD-4 contains agreements concerning the Directory schema.

SD-5 concerns itself with how a national authority should structure its DIT subtree, and then applies these principles to define the naming scheme for the c=CA and c=US parts of the DIT. The NADF’s approach is to divide a national DIT subtree into two portions: the public name-space, which corresponds to information objects having some sort of public recognition (e.g., states, counties, businesses, etc.), and several private name-spaces, each unilaterally managed by a public provider of Directory services. (SD-12 defines...

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